Welcome to tea benefits
Learn everything you need to know about different teas, and how drinking them effects your body
At tea benefits, we will provide you with information about all the different types of teas, and there effects on your body. From black tea, to white, green, oolong and even herbal teas.
History of Tea
The birthplace of tea dates back to ancient china, almost 5,000 years ago. Emperor Shen Nung discovered tea when leaves from a wild tree blew into his pot of boiling water.
Tea in china was used as a medicinal drink to help prevent diseases or as a treatment. After that the popularity of tea continued to grow, and soon spread to the west via Portuguese in the 16th century. Drinking tea became fashionably among Britain during the 17th century, who then started large productions and commercialization of the plant in India. It soon became known all around the world.
Every kind of tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. After the leaf is picked, different types of tea are made from then on. The different types of teas are; Black, Green, White and Oolong and herbal tea (even though its not actual tea)
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This page is of the three different teas i made. They are all herbal teas made from mainly herbs and flowers. All 3 of them have different types of ingredients and health benefits.
This tea blend is a sleep tea that soothes nerves and relaxes the mind and body. The rose petals, chamomile flowers and lavender are all soothing ingredients which are rich in antioxidants. The ground cinnamon reduce inflammations, improves health and even weight loss. Cinnamon has many health benefits to.
Stomach soother tea
This loose leaf tea blend has a strong peppermint taste with a delicate citrus taste, which is the lemon. The ginger and lemongrass help to relieve indigestion and calm an upset stomach. Peppermint tea has multiple benefits like reliving headaches, clogged sinuses, help fight bacterial infections and may even improve your energy. Overall this tea is a refreshing blend which can restore your day
immune boosting tea
The rosehips in this tea blend are rich in antioxidants and help support a healthy immune system. It has many benefits against heart disease, weight loss, diabetes and reducing inflammation and pain. The tangy lemon peel gives your body a nutritional boost while the hibiscus is rich in vitamin C, and keeps your liver healthy.
Black tea is made from the leaves of a plant called 'Camellia Sinensis' there's a process called oxidation which turns the leaves from green to a dark brownish colour. Oxidation means that the leaves are exposed to moist, oxygen rich air. Most people drink black tea for alertness and energy. Black tea does contain caffeine and also a little bit of stimulating substance called theophylline. Both speed up your heart rate and make you feel more alert. Black tea is also full of healthy substances called polyphenols which are antioxidants that can help you protect your cells from DNA damage. Black tea may boost heart health, improve gut health and reduce blood pressure.
Green tea is native to china and India, it's also from the camellia sinensis plant. Green tea has been used in traditional medicine to control bleeding, heal wounds, aid digestion, improve heart rate and mental health, as well as regulating body temperature. Some studies have shown that green tea has shown positive impacts on many cancers. Green tea is one of the healthiest drinks and contains one of the highest amounts of antioxidants of any tea.
White tea is made from the camellia sinensis plant, its leaves and buds are picked just before they fully open, when they are covered in white hairs. This is how this tea has gotten its name. white tea is one of the leaves processed teas. Because of this is has a high amount of antioxidants. White tea can reduce the risk of heart disease, help weight loss, help protect teeth from bacteria and even help with skin aging. White tea also contains polyphenols, flavonoids and tannins. These nutritional benefits have a positive effect on your health and wellbeing.
Oolong tea combines the quality of dark and green leaves, giving it several health benefits. It can boost your metabolism and reduce stress. Oolong tea is a traditional tea which is made from the leaves of the camellia sinensis plant. All tea leaves contain enzymes which produce a chemical reaction called oxidation. Oxidation is what turns green leaves into black. Oolong tea is in between the two teas (green and black) so its partially oxidized. The colour of leaves can vary between different brands ranging from green to dark brown. This tea is filled with many vitamins, minerals and helpful antioxidants.
Herbal tea has be known to be one of the healthiest drinks in the world. With the right ingredients and methods there are a lot of health benefits of drinking herbal tea. This tea provides specific benefits including digestion, detoxification and weight loss. Its rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, it makes your body not only healthy but also relaxing, recovery and refreshing the mind. Herbal tea can have improvements on anti-ageing, aids in digestion, reduce inflammation, boost immune system and anti-nausea.
At the start of this project I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do, I ended up choosing 'how does tea affect your body'. I did this question because I like tea and I wanted to find out more about what the different teas I drink are doing to my body.
I have found out about the history of the main types of teas which are black, green, white and oolong. I also found out that herbal tea isn't actually proper tea because if doesn’t come from the 'camellia sinensis plant.'
I changed my outlook on the project from the start to the finish. At the start I was just going to talk about the different types of tea and there history. Then I thought maybe I could do an experiment on my parents. In this experiment I was going to give them different types of teas and see how it affects their sleep, in a positive or negative way. After a lot of thinking I decided that I was going to make tea.I did this because i am a person who likes creating things/cooking and things like that, so I thought this would be perfect for me.
Corona virus has changed the way I have gone about this project because a lot of places aren't open, which made it hard to go out shopping for all the ingredients. I ended up going to the Ivanhoe health store and bought a packet of lavender buds, chamomile flowers, peppermint and rosehips. I then used these ingredients to make my 3 different type of teas. My aim was to make a couple of different teas that had different health benefits and purposes.
The first tea I made was made of lavender, chamomile and other relaxing ingredients which was meant to be a sleep tea, to relax you at night. The next tea I made I used spearmint, lemon, ginger and lemongrass. The purpose of this tea was to sooth your stomachs from aches, cramps and even if you feeling a bit sick in general. The last tea I made was an immune boosting tea, I made this one because I wanted to use more of the rosehips and some other ingredients I had left over.
All three teas have been a success and taste delicious. In the end corona did have a big effect on my project but I still got through it and got to make my 3 teas which was a success for me. It was hard during this project to keep going because I wasn’t sure what my final project was going to be, but in the end I figured it out and now I have 3 homemade DIY teas that I drink every day.